A Reader Writes…

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In response to the post, “The Curse of the Halo Effect,” a reader writes:

“Accountability is no doubt a zip code system. If you teach in the right zip code you really don’t need to teach at all, the kids will be fine. And your pay will be higher than other zip codes. If you happen to work in a zip code with needy kids, you will have to work twice as hard as other teachers and you will not make as much money (usually). So why teach in these needy zip codes. You do it because you can make a difference. Because, you know that the teachers in the “good” zip codes are not really accomplishing as much they think they are. High SES kids will achieve, regardless of who (or if anyone) is in the classroom…

Suggested reading: Page Smith’s, Killing the Spirit.”

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